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  • Kim Rich

    So sorry for your loss. My parents loved the times they shared with you Bernie and Rita. Thinking of you - all of the Rich family.

  • Jeanette Hood

    So very sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was a very personable and intelligent woman. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rest in Peace Rita

  • Bernie Tuvlin and Family

    So sorrr

  • Michelle Leder

    I am very sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. I became part of the Hebrew Academy family in 1984 and Rita was a part of my kids’ lives for so many years. In the early 90s when I became a teacher at the Academy, she became a mentor to me, and provided valuable guidance in working with and helping my students. She was such a likable person and I have warm and good memories of her. I hope Bernie and the family can take comfort in knowing the multitude of lives she touched and influenced for the better. I know she will be greatly missed. May the almighty comfort her family among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.

  • Vicki Flink

    My heart sank when I listened to my voicemail and heard the sad news about Rita. I met Rita when I first started teaching at the (then called) Hebrew Academy and Rita was teaching Science. That was back in 1982. I was in awe watching her teach as she shared her vast knowledge and opened the world of scientific wonders to her students. As Rita transitioned to School Counselor, her gift for being an attentive listener, as well as a practical and creative thinker set each student, parent, and colleague at ease. When it was time to plan our son's Bar Mitzvah, who did he want to have an Aliyah? Of course Rita was on the list. Rita's impact on all who knew her is far reaching. I will miss her quick wit, infectious laugh, wisdom, and ability to connect with others. Her love of Judaism and of her family were always evident. Indeed, I will miss Rita, but I will never forget her. My condolences to the Tuvlin family.

  • Jenny Jacobson Marks

    You never forget the wonderful teachers, they have such a big impact in your life. I was lucky to have Mrs Tuvlin for many years at Hebrew Academy and I always looked forward to her class. Sending my love to Jeff, Stefanie and the entire family.


    Our sincere condolences to the Tuvlin family.

  • Steve and Esther Horn

    Stephanie and Warren, please accept our most sincere condolences. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Carolyn and Michael Orbell

    We extend our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Tuvlin family.

  • Sandy Slovin

    We were sorry to hear the sad news about Rita. I remember her as being a wonderful teacher and counsellor when our kids were at Hebrew Academy. Rita made a positive difference in many people's lives and will be missed. Condolences to the entire Tuvlin family.

  • Bari & Stuart Cohn

    We are so sorry for the loss of Rita. Sending our condolences from Chicago along with huge hugs to you all. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Marsha Rosing

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to Bernie, all Rita’s family and friends. I have special memories of Rita as a very wonderful teacher at the Hebrew Academy and as Barbara Greenblatt’s ‘My Cousin Rita’.

  • Miriam Saul

    So sorry to hear about Rita's passing. Rita was my children's teacher and my colleague. Rita impacted so many during her time at AJA (GHA). She touched many lives and will be deeply missed.

  • Lyn Hovanesian

    I met Rita through our joint membership in the neighborhood book club and always enjoyed listening to her talk about many things. She has been missed lately. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  • Bob and Jane Larson

    Bernie and family, we are sad to learn of Rita's passing. We have many good memories of our times with you, Rita, Uncle Matty and Aunt Esther. Thank you for allowing us to attend this beautiful service today. We are thinking of you.

  • Tanya Robbins

    Rita was one of my favorite co-workers at GHA. Although I cannot remember our exact conversations, I'm sure we spoke about teaching, my students, and my own daughters. She holds a warm spot in my heart. I will miss her. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Pam Gerst

    I was so sad to hear about the passing of my "Aunt Rita." Even though I haven't seen her in a long time, I can still hear her laughter in my head and that's how I will remember her. My love and condolences is sent to the whole Tuvlin family. The service was a beautiful and loving tribute to a beautiful and loving woman.

  • Sally Levine

    So sorry to learn of Rita's passing. I was privileged to know her as part of our Hebrew Academy family. She was a mentor and a friend.

  • Wayne M Lampert & Ricardo Bustamante IV

    Our deepest condolences to all of the Tuvlin family. Rita was a very loving mother, wife and grandparent. She will be missed by all.

  • Max & Jennifer Gross

    So incredibly sorry to hear about Rita's passing. May her blessing be a memory.

  • Simy Solomon

    Jeff and family I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Tuvlin. You mother introduced me to science at the Hebrew Academy and from there I have always loved science and nature. I am sure I made you mom crazy at times but she was patient and a great person. May her memory be for a blessing!

  • The Sanders Family

    We were very saddened to hear of Rita's passing. Rita was an important part of our family for many years and such an important friend to our Mom. She was also my only science teacher at The Hebrew Academy. She says that we only overlapped there for a few months, but I remember so much from that class! Rita was so close to my mom that she went to Italy to the bar mitzvah of our nephew in 2006. She also always sent my children cards on their birthdays and always showed her love. We will miss her.

  • Stephanie & Woody Mazur

    We are filled with great sadness by the loss of our beloved friend Rita. We send our love and heartfelt sympathy to Bernie, and to Stephanie, Michael, Jeffrey and their families. We were truly lucky to have shared in the life of this very special lady and will always miss her but will remember her with love and joy.

  • Sam and Brenda Graiser

    We were so sorry to hear about Rita’s passing. We remember the good times we had together traveling in Greece and Africa with Sheldon and Estelle. Bernie and family, may you be comforted among all the mourners in Zion and Jerusalem.

  • Leda Zbar

    I got to know Rita when she was teaching at the Hebrew Academy. She did a career shift and got an additional degree in school counseling. She was a natural: caring, compassionate, intuitive, connecting beautifully with children, parents and teachers. Her innate intelligence, sense of humor and enthusiasm will be missed. Condolences and healing to Bernie and the family.

  • Phyllis Rosenthal

    Rita had a great impact on me during her time at AJA (GHA). She touched many lives and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

  • Terri and Eric Jacobson

    Stephanie and family, We are saddened by your loss. Rita's legacy lives on in the children she raised, the grandchildren she cherished and the students she engaged. May her memory be a blessing to all who crossed her path.

  • Sharon Fleitman

    I first met Rita when she was the school counselor and my second grader was entering the school mid year after we had relocated (January 1999). My daughter was having adjustment difficulties and Rita helped us through it by recognizing my daughter would be happier in another class. Rita also told me she thought my daughter and another girl would hit it off. Rita was 100% correct. Suddenly my daughter was a much happier student. She and the girl are still friends. I’ve always been grateful to Rita for easing a difficult transition.

  • Rabbi Donald and Marilyn Tam

    What very sad news we received from Warren today and Temple Beth Tikvah on the passing of Rita Tuvlin. Rita was a person who spoke her mind, was direct, always honest in her assessment of people and situations. She was also a positive and committed Jew, who together with Bernie, brough up their children to have strong Jewish ties. I recall how good she was to Bernie's mother. She had a fine mind, and a large heart, both of which helped create the good sense of humor which she displayed readily. I always enjoyed seeing her and hearing her hearty laugh. As I left after talking with her, I was always in a better mood than I was before meeting her. When I was Rabbi of Temple Beth Tikvah in the last three years of the 1980's and beyond into the early 2000's, she and Bernie played an important role in creating the social and religious culture of our Synagogue, which meant a great deal to me personally and not only to the Synagogue community. I know her loss will be especially hard for Bernie to carry, as it will be for the children, their spouses and family. To all of you go our condolences on the loss of this wonderful woman. All of us who knew her, are less for her passing. We will never forget her and that which she brought to our lives. May you be comforted along with all those who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem. Sincerely, Rabbi Donald and Marilyn Tam

  • Anita & Max Eidex

    So sorry to hear about the loss of this kind, bright, friendly woman. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Gloria Smiley

    Bernie and family- sending heartfelt condolences. Gloria Smiley

  • Ilene Zier

    Rita was a wonderful teacher and a lovely human being. We were lucky to have her in our lives. My deepest condolences to her loved ones.

  • The Feeney Family

    Dear Bernie and Family... Rita has always been such a treat to be around. We will always remember her laughter and incredible friendship to our family through the years. Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of your beloved Rita.

  • Harry & Marcia Kuniansky

    We will always remember the wonderful times we had with you and Rita. She was a talented and special woman. We send our sympathy to the Family.

  • Warren Abrahams

    Dear Bernie and Family: How we loved Rita! Our senior band groupie who attended every single concert you played in with the Callanwolde Concert Band and Atlanta Wind Symphony. She often took notes during the concert and presented her exclusive review to the conductor shortly after the concert ended. Had a quick wit and a sharp tongue. Jsu ask Rita her opinion on something and she'll give you an impromptu monologue. Will miss seeing you & Bernie at the "Brickery" as that establishment has closed its doors permanently. You shared your genuine love with Bernie, your family and friends. You will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace sweet Rita.

  • Randi Lovinger-Strumlauf

    The world has lost a shining light. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

  • Jeannine and Aaron Altmann

    Stephanie and family,we are so sorry for your loss.we go a long way with Rita and the Hebrew Academy! She was such a special woman and always had a smile! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  • Susan Lips

    My sincere condolences to the Tuvlin family. I have fond memories of Rita from Shearith Israel. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Holly H. Strelzik

    I have such fond memories of the time I spent with Rita. She was a really special woman. She was so helpful to me in dealing with my young children. Rita was so smart and loving. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending condolences and love to the Tuvlin family.

  • Phyllis Cohen

    I was very sad to read this notice. Rita was so dear, smart and always had something important and creative to contribute to our Hadassah meetings and programs. She will be deeply missed and always remembered. Sending caring thoughts and support to Bernie and all the family.

  • Linda Miller

    To all of Rita’s family:What a great woman.She will be missed for the woman she was.Strong,bright,and warm loving.I know she left her mark in this world and community

  • Scott Lampert

    Bernie, I am so sorry to hear about Rita’s passing. She was very sweet. I know she will be greatly missed. Scott

  • Elaine Blumenthal

    Mrs Tuvlin was a great teacher at the Hebrew Academy in the 70’s and 80’s. Each of our children were so fortunate to learn from her. She was a most special gift to us. May she Rest In Peace. May memories of her become consoling to her family and friends. Her name is a blessing. Sent with love, admiration, and respect, Elaine

  • Ira Graiser

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Rita is an amazing person. Such a great friend to my parents and always so kind to me. You will be missed. Sending hugs to the rest of the Family. Love Ira

  • Sylvia Miller

    My heart is sad and my prayers go out the whole Tuvlin family. So much of who I am is because of Rita's guidance and coaching. I am honored to have known her since I was a child and worked professionally with her on a daily basis for many years. Most importantly, I know how much she loved and appreciated and loved her children and grandchildren. Her goodness will live on through all of you and all those she supported.

  • Nat and Jeanette Tieman

    Rita as well as Bernie and all the family was always so much fun to be with. We will be thinking of all of you. May Her Soul Rest in Peace.

  • Rona and Barry Seidel

    We've lost our dear friend, with whom we created many wonderful memories. You were always one step ahead, (swimming 38 laps to my 2), sharing children and even grandkids (Maddy). You will be missed, but we promise to take care of your Bernie.

  • Glenn Moore

    Bernie: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Rita. She was a bright spot in any room and was an avid supporter of the Callanwolde Concert Band and its members. You and your family will remain in our prayers and thoughts. Sincerely, Glenn G. R. Moore Conductor & Music Director Callanwolde Concert Band

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